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How can I get my files back after reinstalling the OS Win 7?
Actually I copied my data files from the "C" drive to the "D" drive with user files, which contain whole user files such as program data, documents, downloads, desktop, etc.; but after formatting the "C" drive and during the new OS installation, I opened the "D" drive where I copied my data; and I didn't get my files; and it is still not showing anything, only showing an empty folder. Please help me. I have tried: showing hidden files using "cmd" and manually. I think it was caused by: owing to a virus.
Fresh operating systems most often are virus-free, so the operating system should not have deleted your data folder. Just remember not to plug in any USB drives before you have an antivirus running. Inasmuch as you have enabled showing hidden files (and this process should not be affected by a virus-free OS), the files are not on the disk. What you can do is attempt to restore data with an unerase utility, which you should install onto the "C" drive. Minimize writing access to the "D" drive meanwhile (do not install or copy anything onto it). Install Recuva onto the "C" drive and run a full scan of the "D" drive. If you see any files that you can restore, then your data might be saved. Otherwise, there is little chance of recovering it. If you are sure that copying files were successful before the reinstallation and unerasing did not result in anything, then you can disconnect the HDD and ship it to a data recovery service like the U.S.-based DriveSavers Data Recovery.
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